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Permaculture permanent agriculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity stability and resilience of natural ecosystems It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food energy shelter and other material and non material needs in a sustainable way Without permanent agriculture there is no possibility of a stable social order Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual material and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions rather than asking only one yield of them; and of allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions

10 thoughts on “Permaculture A Designers' Manual

  1. says:

    Everything you ever wanted to know about Permaculture but didn't have a week to hear the explanation Check this out at the library The damned thing costs somewhere around eighty bucks It's very good but not that good Readers who have become isolated from nature will feel as though they've been hit upside the head with this five pound hardcover Mollison teaches us that working with nature means learning to see frugality as beautiful Don't just water your plants plant them so the water pools up around them in the ground Don't just turn on the tap catch rainwater Don't just carry the rainwater catch it uphill and let it flow down to the plant Don't just let it flow downhill make it pass through rocks and plants that will clean it before it provides a habitat for fish for your table and THEN let it flow down to the plant And all this is laid out in the shape of a beautiful nautilus or flower not for beauty's sake but for maximum efficiency Amazingbut still not worth eighty bucks I learned this book's priniciples too well

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    “The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production even if on a small scale in our own gardens If only 10% of us do this there is enough for everyone Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens who depend on the very system they attack and who produce words and bullets not food and shelter”― Bill Mollisonhttpwwwgoodreadscomauthoruote

  3. says:

    I've read this whole thing now it took one year All I can say is that this is all damn good common sense and this book is the real foundation work articulating Permaculture design It is a masterpieceWe can conciously design our future reality one that works and provides for us much better than we're currently heading for We can look at it this way on any scale Its about how we can learn to make gardens superseed most of 'primary industry' as modern idustrial agriculture meets its inevitable demise Functional gardens and housing can provide for almost all the needs of our culture no matter how sophisticated civilization becomesLets get on with the gardens get on with eachother reconnect with our Earth and all our ancestors Meanwhile allow the worlds natural environments space to recover from the vast agricultural wastelands and we can all avoid most of the horrors of the present and potential future

  4. says:

    Worked through this book as part of a PDC course with Geoff Lawton Permaculture is changing the world from the ground upliterally and this book changed how I view the world The final chapter on building an alternative nation is amazing

  5. says:

    This has got to be the bible of permaculture books It is uite thorough filled with diagrams and examples It is a book that is not only about learning to garden by imitating the strengths observed in nature but it is also about a philosophy of life that I find attractive in many ways Ultimately I think we are all going to have to chose to live in either a permaculture partnership world or in a command and controlnew feudalism world I'm for permaculture partnership

  6. says:

    just found this woo hoo this is one of the books that will make you say holy shit why am i working for the man when i could be living you know just living and enjoying and watching the clouds come by and seeing how everything is completely connected and feeling that connection

  7. says:

    Authoritative and encyclopedic well illustrated this fascinating and useful book is what we need to move forward out of the wretched mess of unsustainable industrialization and the robotic behavior it causes in society It details permanent sustainable agriculture techniues for a huge range of bioregional situations of flora climate landforms precipitation and other elements of nature

  8. says:

    Read this to experience a profound shift in perspective from consumer to producer Many new books have been written on the subject but this one is still considered the foundation of the philosophy and practice of permaculture

  9. says:

    what have i learned from this book? the only things worth knowing

  10. says:

    This book contains many uestionable concepts outdated information and information that is just plain wrong but I still give it four stars just for the staggering overwhelming number of ideas presented Almost every sentence seems like it could be the topic of an entire book It is EXCELLENT unparralelled for getting the creative juices flowing but when it comes time to actually implement your ideas you should consult other sources